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State Historical Society puts more historic newspapers online





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Aug. 28, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Mammenga, Media Coordinator, 605-773-6000, Jeff.Mammenga@state.sd.us

 

State Historical Society puts more historic newspapers online

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Three new South Dakota towns are represented in the digitized historical newspaper collections on Chronicling America.

 

Newspapers from Eureka, Wood and Tabor have been digitized and made available by the South Dakota State Historical Society. This batch of digitized newspapers contains foreign language editions in German and Czech.

 

This new batch of content includes the Die Eureka Post (4/1904 - 2/1906); The Mellette County Pioneer (10/1918 - 3/1924); The Bon Homme County Independent (4/1907 - 10/1909); and The Tabor Independent (8/1916 - 7/1919). The Die Eureka Post is in German and the Bon Homme County Independent and The Tabor Independent include content in Czech. More issues of these newspapers will be added as the project continues.

 

The new batch joins 58 other newspaper titles from across the state of South Dakota that were digitized and made available during previous grants.   

 

These newspapers can be viewed online by visiting the Chronicling America website: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/south%20dakota/

 

The State Historical Society-Archives was awarded a third round of grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing historical newspapers. The project is part of Chronicling America, a Library of Congress initiative to develop an online database of select historical newspapers from around the United States. As part of the grant, the State Historical Society-Archives will digitize approximately 100 rolls of microfilmed newspapers pre-dating 1924 over two years.

 

For more information, contact the State Historical Society-Archives at 605-773-3804. State Archives hours at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CST Monday-Friday and visitation is by appointment only during the pandemic.

 

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About the South Dakota State Historical Society

The South Dakota State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Education. The State Historical Society, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution since 2013, is headquartered at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The center houses the society’s world-class museum, the archives, and the historic preservation, publishing, and administrative/development offices. Call 605-773-3458 or visit www.history.sd.gov for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call 605-394-1936 for more information.